Welcome to Newburgh Free Library’s blog Inspirations: a blog for readers and viewers.
At the Newburgh Free Library we would like to connect our community to the books and movies we love as well as get feedback from you on the books and movies that you love and want to share with others.
Of course we plan on introducing new titles that are coming out on the shelves at NFL, but we also hope to connect you with a hidden gem or two – things that you might not have discovered on your own. At our new blog, look forward to reading about staff picks, patron picks, nonfiction, mystery, and the newest in street fiction. It’s all up for discussion in Inspirations.
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I love reading historical fiction that teaches me about a different era and puts me into that time’s mindset. Historical fiction writer Sarah McCoy has succeeded with The Mapmaker’s Children, which juxtaposes present day West Virginia with the times of the … Continue reading
Atul Gawande tackles one of the hardest conversations we have in society today–what to do at the end of our lives? Many in the medical profession have always tried to prolong a life at any cost and at a huge detriment to the … Continue reading
I smiled and turned to my husband as I was reading Ann Patchett’s latest, “This is the Story of a Happy Marriage,” and said, ” I wish I could be friends with Ann Patchett.” While many readers know the author … Continue reading
More commonly known for her books about technology, journalist and author Katie Hafner has written a gem of a memoir in Mother Daughter Me. The book starts out as Hafner is moving her elderly mother from San Diego, where she … Continue reading
I was interested in reading this novel, The Dinner, after reading several reviews that compared it the European version of Gillian Flynn’s novel, Gone Girl. An international best-seller written by Amsterdam writer, Herman Koch, The Dinner is an extremely disturbing … Continue reading
Now that Season 3 of Downton Abbey is starting to wind down, if you are looking for something to tide you over here are a few new titles you might be interested in reading: Mistress of My Fate by Hallie … Continue reading
Some people wish for the power of invisibility, but this is not the case in the story Calling Invisible Women by Jeanne Ray, Ann Patchett’s mother. This novel starts out with the main character, Clover, a fifty-something reporter and … Continue reading